In this issue, Cammie Bertram highlights how Bertram team members build their professional expertise in understanding the educational landscape. In a guest interview, Erby Mitchell, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid at The Hotchkiss School, offers advice on how to approach the parent interview at boarding schools. We reprint the first part of Audrey Ludemann’s article, recently published in the Moffly Media Independent School Guide, that explores how boarding schools are assessing character in the admissions process. In a related guest interview, Charlotte Brownlee, Director of Admission and Enrollment, discusses character at Cate School in California. Holly McGlennon Treat and Kristen J. Naspo outline strategies for considering learning differences in the context of a boarding school search. Deena Maerowitz advises candidates on how to balance the pressures of their senior year with the deadlines of college applications. Jeremy McGeorge outlines clues for recognizing when a student’s anxiety needs specialized support. We announce a save-the-date to hear Deena Maerowitz speak in September about learning differences and the college search, and to hear author Lee Daniel Kravetz speak in October about the psychological phenomenon of infectious behaviors.... read full issue
We are so proud of our candidates, and their families, and the work we do together to bring educational dreams to fruition. I am pleased to report that all those who went through the recent admission cycle have found new school homes that excite them. More than 90 percent of our boarding school candidates will attend their first-choice schools this fall. Our candidates also enjoy success and a variety of interests as they matriculate at colleges and universities nationwide and around the globe. read full issue
GREETINGS! The Bertram Group has several exciting announcements to make as we embark on 2017, but first we wish all of you a healthy and happy New Year. May it be a year of prosperity for you and your families. There have been several personnel changes at The Bertram Group which I am thrilled...
In this issue of the newsletter, we are pleased to feature a guest interview with Archibald Montgomery, Head of School at Asheville School in North Carolina. This continues our series profiling schools in different regions of the country. We are also fortunate to share tips for student interviews from William Leahy, Director of Admissions at Phillips Exeter Academy, and Erby Mitchell, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid at The Hotchkiss School. read full issue
In this issue, Cammie Bertram reflects on the bond that grows when parents recognize their children’s emerging independence in the school search process. In a guest interview, Head of School Michael K. Mulligan talks about the unique qualities of The Thacher School in California. Holly McGlennon Treat explores how unique “semester schools” fit into a student’s educational plan. Jeremy McGeorge highlights the particular opportunities that such semester schools offer for students who are passionate about the environment. Deena Maerowitz outlines the value of thinking about the college search even as a high school freshman. Audrey Noyes Ludemann clarifies what educational experts really mean by a “growth mindset” and identifies how boarding schools support this learning philosophy. Bertram News introduces our newest affiliate, Mike Balotti. Worthwhile Detours announces an evening with expert Dr. Ray Kotwicki to learn about vital mental health strategies for college students.... read full issue